©

Brive-la-Gaillarde trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Brive-la-Gaillarde

(3.2/5 based on 280+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: fun & games, breweries, museums
Brive-la-Gaillarde is a commune of France. It is a sub-prefecture of the Corrèze department. It has around 50,000 inhabitants, while the population of the urban area was 89,260 in 1999. Although it is by far the biggest commune in Corrèze, the capital is Tulle. In French popular culture the town is associated to a song by Georges Brassens.HistoryEven though the inhabitants settled around the 1st century, the city only started to grow much later. Starting around the 5th century, the original city starts to develop around a church dedicated to Saint-Martin-l'Espagnol. During the 12th century walls are built around the city and during the Hundred Years' War a second wall is built. These fortifications no longer exist and are now replaced by boulevards.The commune was named "Brive" until 1919, when it was renamed "Brive-la-Gaillarde". The word "Gaillarde" (still used in current French) probably stands for bravery or strength in the city's name, but it can also refer to the city's walls. Brive now extends outside of its original boundaries into Malemort and Ussac.During World War II, Brive-la-Gaillarde was a regional capital of the Resistance, acting as a seat of several clandestine information networks and several of the principal resistance movements, including the Armée secrète (or “Secret Army”) and the Mouvements Unis de la Résistance (or “United Movements of the Resistance”).
To personalize your trip to Brive-la-Gaillarde, create itinerary details specific to you using our France trip itinerary planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Brive-la-Gaillarde

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Brive-la-Gaillarde:
Sightseeing, shopping, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, theme parks, wildlife areas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, theme parks, historic sites
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, historic sites
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Theme parks, museums, adventure
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Brive-la-Gaillarde

30 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Brive-la-Gaillarde BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Brive-la-Gaillarde BY A USER FROM GREECE December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in France & Monaco-Ville BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GUERNSEY July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brive-la-Gaillarde & Lyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lyon & Brive-la-Gaillarde BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in France & Geneva BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Perigueux, Brive-la-Gaillarde & Lyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News